Parent Support Groups

ADHD and Autism Support Group

The ADHD & Autism support group provides much needed respite and support for parents struggling with children with challenging behaviour. It provides a peer support network, and gives them confidence to engage with their children in the community, as well as through school events and local family events.

It’s an informal relaxed group of adults with regular visits from organisations that can help and support such as Autism Hampshire, Parentvoice, Parent Partnership and Parentlink.

The group takes place on the last Thursday of every month, 9.30am-11.30am at Testwood Baptist Church.


TIDES is our weekly group for adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression. It provides a safe and secure place to find support and friendship. The group is not primarily about ‘therapy’ or ‘self-help’ but rather consideration, understanding, mutual respect and support. Once a week the group provides space for individuals to be their true self.

Please contact Paula, our Family Worker, if you’re interested in coming along. Call the office or email [email protected]

TIDES takes place every Wednesday, 1pm-2pm at Testwood Baptist Church.

Parent Support Courses

SPOT - Supporting Parents of Teenagers

Supporting parents of teenagers (SPOT) is a course for parents of teenagers (or those soon to be teenagers). The six week course looks at topics such as how well do you know your child, parenting styles, communication, behaviour and conflict resolution, rules and boundaries and support networks.

The course usually runs on a Monday evening or Thursday morning.

“I have found the parenting course very helpful and supportive”


Self Esteem is a six week course for adults aimed at helping them build their confidence. The course looks at boundaries and defences, family messages and rules, control, core feelings, gift and appreciation and forgiveness.

It usually takes place on a Thursday afternoon at Testwood Baptist Church.

If you would like to find out when the next group is running, phone the YFM office of email [email protected]

Managing Your Child's Angry Feelings

Managing your child’s angry feelings is a course aimed at parents who would like some tips on helping them manage their children’s angry outbursts. The course is written by YFM, Families Matter and Hampshire Educational Psychology Department.

It’s a six week course looking at triggers and strategies. The course usually takes place either Monday evenings or Thursday mornings for approximately 1.5 – 2hrs.

For more information phone the office or email [email protected]

Primary Parenting

A course for parents of primary aged children, looking at issues such as:

  • Play
  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • Parenting styles

For more information phone the office or email [email protected]

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Youth and Families Matter
Testwood Baptist Church,
283a Salisbury Road,
Totton, Southampton,
Hampshire SO40 3LZ

Telephone Number: 023 8086 0320
Email: [email protected]

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